Great Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail Recipe: Stirred, Not Shaken | Cocktails

Awesome Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail Recipe: Stirred, Not Shaken

Cheers to fall, my favorite season! This delicious cocktail recipe is considered a classic “stirred” cocktail, which requires stirring the ingredients together rather than shaking them.

Serve this bourbon cocktail recipe without ice—and with the flavor of fall. Cheers!

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Cuisine: American

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) apple cider
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) bourbon
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 dash of orange bitters
  • garnishes: apple slices, cinnamon stick or thyme sprig

This is how you make it:

  1. Pour the cider, bourbon, and sweet vermouth into a mixing glass (or any other glass or container you prefer). Add lemon juice. Stir with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  2. Add a dash of orange bitters and garnish with apple slices, cinnamon stick or thyme, if desired. Serve without ice.

Remark: Sprinkle with a little lemon juice to prevent the apple slices from browning.

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